Dried flowers make great decorations for your home and are perfect for making unique gifts. Spruce up your home with this fun and inexpensive hobby.
You will need
- Pruning shears
- Dental floss
- Rubber bands
- and well-ventilated area
Step 1 Pick in the spring Pick flowers for drying from early spring to late fall.
Choose blooms that have not fully matured. The blooms will open as they dry.
Step 2 Choose wisely Choose healthy-looking flowers that are insect and disease free.
Step 3 Air dry Air dry the flowers. Cut the stems to no shorter than 6 inches in length and pull off any excess foliage.
Step 4 Tie to a hanger Tie the stems to a hanger with dental floss. Tie them individually or bunch the stems together with a rubber band.
Step 5 Dry Allow the flowers to dry upside down in a dark, warm, and well-ventilated area for two to three weeks.
Step 6 Spray hairspray Spray the flowers with hairspray after they are completely dry. Display your dried flowers around your home, keeping them out of sunny areas.
Did You Know:
No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom that is absolutely black.